Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for March 12th through March 16th:
- Editorial: Medicaid Expansion in Red States – Ideological gridlock is inflicting serious harm on state budgets, but the greatest losers are poor people who cannot afford health coverage.
- Creflo Dollar is further proof that ‘prosperity gospel’ is full of false profits – The idea of a pastor asking for $65 million to buy a jet creates the false impression that God’s blessings can be purchased. In addition, it completely mocks Biblical instructions for tithing and offering. For the countless number of small congregations — whose leaders don’t have Gulfstream jets, fancy cars or big houses at their disposal — parishioner giving is their sole means to pay their bills and remain afloat.
- Gay Groups Finally Allowed in Boston St. Pat’s Day Parade – Boston's mayors had boycotted the event since 1995, when the parade council took its fight to exclude gay groups to the U.S. Supreme Court and won.
- Why white people freak out when they’re called out about race – 'White fragility' is a defensive response to real conversations about race. …
- 16 Million Fewer Uninsured Thanks To Obamacare – More than 16 million Americans gained health coverage because of the Affordable Care Act, mainly via the law's health insurance exchange and Medicaid expansion, according to an analysis published Monday by the Department of Health and Human Services.
- Why the ‘Blurred Lines’ Ruling Is All Wrong and Sets a Terrible Precedent for the Future of Music – Just how dangerous could this ruling prove? Williams and Robin Thicke haven’t been accused of sampling, stealing lyrics or melodies here, just the “feel” of Marvin Gaye’s "Got To Give It Up."
- Watch This Gun-Toting Open-Carry Activist Taunt Cops Outside a School—And Get Away With It – The man was not arrested, charged, or injured during the encounter.